Shatkaleshwar Temple, Varanasi
Goddess Parvaty requested Lord Shiva to describe various Teerths (Sacred Ponds) and Shiv Lings in the Holy City of Kashi. (Kashi Khand, Chapter 97). Lord Shiva was very pleased to accede to the request of the Goddess.
Kashi Khand mentions one Shatkaleshwar Ling among various other Shiv Lings. It is stated in this epic that Lord Shiva stayed in Kashi to bring out this Ling for the benefit of easy darshan to the devotees.
A devotee who worships Shatkaleshwar Ling, will live happily for hundred years.
Legend / Local stories
How to Reach:
Shatkaleshwar is located at Ck.17/24, Thatheri Bazar, underground. In local parlance, people call it Peetal Shivala or Shiva Temple made of brass. The place is opp. Dashrath Kala Kendra and near Ck.18/6. People can worship the Ling through a grill door and no one is allowed near the Ling as old timers consider this Ling to be a very powerful one.